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December 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM

The top 10 most-read stories of the year on Seattletimes.com

A dead sturgeon was found floating in Lake Washington in August. (Photo by Keith Magnuson)

A dead sturgeon was found floating in Lake Washington in August. (Photo by Keith Magnuson)

If you were to ask people on the street in Seattle what the biggest stories of the year were, they might say Seahawks, mayor’s race, Macklemore, possible NBA arena and Big Bertha. But those stories weren’t the ones getting the most clicks on this website.

The top 10 most-read stories of the year tended to be smaller stories, ones that the average person could relate to on a personal level. Here’s that list, with ranking based on most clicks from readers within Washington state:

  1. Eight-foot sturgeon found belly up in Lake Washington 
  2. Dysfunction at the top: Eric Wedge, others point to trouble in Mariners’ front office 
  3. Wash. restaurant closed after 22 fall ill 
  4. David Boardman: Digital subscriptions needed to support quality journalism 
  5. Bellevue Square’s Munchbar, site of fatal shooting, won’t reopen 
  6. 1 of world’s largest private yachts ties up on Elliott Bay 
  7. She stole another’s identity, and took her secret to the grave 
  8. Driver in wreck that killed pedestrians had 2 DUI arrests 
  9. Brutal attack in Mexico ends life of expat from Seattle 
  10. Bitter Barista loses job over snarky blog about customers, boss

(Why the rankings rely on Washington-based traffic: Huge national websites pick up random Times stories from time to time, distorting the overall traffic numbers. In some cases stories several years old jump up to top of overall traffic list because some high-profile site brought it back to life.)

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